Proposed CDC Healthy Aging Public Health Program Includes Persons with Disabilities

AAHD has joined a Trust for America’s Health proposal, sponsored by U.S. Representatives Frankel (CA), Bilirakis (FL), and Dingell (MI), to establish a new CDC program to promote healthy aging public health programs. AAHD is particularly supportive of legislative text items:

  1. Page 3 (2) – health outcome disparities in older adults including differences by disability status
  2. Page 3 (6) – Coordinate with ACL, other federal agencies, and nonprofits
  3. Page 4 (2) Linking health care and community services including disability services and supports

Available here are the TFAH fact sheet, TFAH press release, and the legislative text: PDF.